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Walmart to offer new Apple iPad at 12:01 am Friday

Walmart to offer new Apple iPad at 12:01 am Friday
Beating the Apple Store by a full 8 hours, Walmart will be hawking the new Apple iPad starting at 12:01am Friday morning at its stores open 24 hours. There is some confusion over which model will be made available and the retailer's official word is that "Specific model availability varies by store." Even you call the store in advance, you will have to trust the word of a person on the other end of the phone who may or may not really know the answer to your question.

Available at 24 hour Walmart stores at a minute past midnight Friday morning

Available at 24 hour Walmart stores at a minute past midnight Friday morning

There is a trade off for going to Walmart for your Apple iPad and that is that the inventory is bound to be a lot smaller than at the Apple Store. The official word from a Walmart spokesman is that the stores will have limited quantities of the device.  If you get cut off at Walmart, by the time you head over to any of Apple's retail locations, you are bound to end up in the back of a very long line. You will need to make a tough decision pretty soon. It will require some guesses on your part, such as how many people you think will be heading to your local 24 hour Walmart, the number of iPads that the store might have on stock and which model they are carrying.

Let us know how it goes for you, and if you do snag an iPad just after midnight, drop us a comment in the box below.

source: BGR

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posted on 15 Mar 2012, 20:47 3

1. net54u (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

I work at target, and we only got 5 of them.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 22:30 4

5. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Who's the idiot who thumbed him down? He was actually giving up info, unlike you

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 22:49

6. imkyle (Posts: 1065; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I was wondering the same thing.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 20:54 1

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I work at a wal mart store electronics dept we only have a few boxes of them 16 32 4G LTE one box of each model they won't last long. 6 am our store open. why bother posting it now?

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 00:35 1

7. Mcarter (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Just picked up 2 at my local wal-mart, in Missouri, they only had 12 wifi only models. 4 of each one in Black only.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 00:41 1

8. mosconi83 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Thank you very much for posting this, I was surfing the net when i stumbled upon this info at around 11:15pm, and since I have a super Walmart 5 mins away from my house i decided to give picking one up a shot. I arrived at 11:30, their were about 15 people ahead of me so I snagged a 32gb wi-fi only version fairly easily. Thx again phonearena for giving me the heads up, this is my first apple device.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 07:23

9. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

I picked one up.. and it's on eBay!

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